Les Chefs-d'oeuvre d'Architecture et Sculpture du XIIe au XIXe Siecle.

Paris: Ch. Massin, n.y. Hardcover. Folio (18¼" X 13¼"). Grey cloth spine and marbled paper over boards with paper label string-tied portfolio housing 120 heavy stock rectos-only plates (+ half-title page, title page, 4pp table of contents). Extensive illustrations (1-2 photographs per plate). Overall very good. Portfolio soiled and age toned, with interior pastedowns age toned (dampstained?) near gutter; half-title page naturally shows more age toning than the remainder, which are mainly age toned about the edges, with images themselves untouched and handsome. Item #43620

Decent complete set of this large and lovely detailed photographic plates handsomely recording architectural details in French structures from the 12th through 19th centuries. Given their title page credit apparently sponsored by the "Musee de Sculpture Comparee (Palais de Trocadero)," the Museum of French Monuments founded in 1879, as part of their "Librairie Generale de l'Architecture et des Arts Decoratifs" series. Undated, but likely late 19th century. Scarce.

Price: $250.00